😬😰 My #moodswings are getting tougher and tougher but I know I have to go through the process of feeling my emotions to determine what needs to be addressed in order to recover and #heal . That was a long sentence. Dropping my guard and being completely honest with my therapist weekly has been helping tremendously. My highs are incredibly great and I love life and the people in mine; ready to take on my next steps, knowing the huge #progress I’ve made. But the lows, eeph! They are not getting any easier. When I’m low, I am loooowww. Meaning, the jumps from subject to subject on any #SocialMedia with various tones to them... they’re all very real. I’m trying to be as #authentic as I can be when it comes to sharing my #MentalHealth “career” 🙃 as a #peer and, hopefully soon, as a state certified specialist.
I don’t know what’s going on in the world, but all I know is that I have #goals I’m working towards. In this climate, what I find helps is seriously just taking it day by day and listening to your body when it’s done. I read in a study by the APA, (American Psych. Association), [I need to look up if the APA did this study or another organization] at the beginning of the #pandemic that we should be #Mindful of how far ahead we try to make concrete goals or plans. It basically said to take it slow because in cases like these, making those permanent decisions are being affected by pandemic #Anxiety and may set yourself up for #failure due to the uncertainty and instability of a #Crisis . AKA the goals might not be #accessible due to a,b,c #Shutdowns etc.
-I’m all over the place and I appreciate anyone and everyone’s #patience with me while I’m going through this... process.
-Having some #attainablegoals for yourself is helpful for taking things one day at a time
-Listen to your body. #rest if you can.
-Be proud of your progress even when no one knows.